Celebrations for St George at City College20th April 2015
City College Southampton will host a St George’s Day celebration event this week (April 23).
The event, to he held in the hub, has been organised by Southampton Festivals and will be an exciting and informative evening of speeches, live music and performances, to mark St George’s Day.
Guests, including The Right Worshipful and Mayor of Southampton Councillor Sue Blatchford, will be greeted and looked after throughout the night by the Army Cadet Force, Bitterne.
College prinicipal, Sarah Stannard, and The Right Worshipful and Mayor of Southampton Councillor Sue Blatchford will kick off the evening with welcome addresses, and retired Southampton FC Manager, Lawrie McMenemy, will take to the stage to compere the event.
Southampton-based border morris group, Red Stags Morris, Art Asia Bollywood dancers, accapella choir Delicious Sounds and folk singer-songwriter Pete Atkins are among those set to provide the evening’s entertainment.
The Nuffield Theatre will showcase its ‘This is England project’, alongside students from Bitterne Park School. The project provides a forum for people to talk about how it feels to be English and what it means to them.
There will also be a presentation of short films, produced by Southampton Solent University, about community organisations and charities in the city who contribute positively to society.
A group of the college’s performing arts students will take to the stage to perform excerpts from the Bard’s ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’. Anne Barratt and Sally Johnson, HND photography students, will exhibit their popular ‘Love Southampton’ project, showcasing a series of images that capture the diversity of the city through residents’ eyes.
Principal, Sarah Stannard, said: “St George’s Day is an important date in all of our calendars.
“We thoroughly enjoy commemorating and celebrating English culture and look forward to a jam-packed event of entertaining and informative fun.”
St George's Day